Celebrity Chef Cat Cora Booked For a DUI
Looks like someone may have had too many beers at happy hour.
Celebrity chef Cat Cora, host of Bravo's Around the World in 80 Plates, was popped on a DUI charge at about 6 p.m. on June 17 after a minor fender-bender in Santa Barbara, Calif.
According to the officer who arrested her, The Iron Chef America star was noticeably intoxicated when he arrived. While Cat admitted to consuming three beers, after a Breathalyzer test she scored a blood-alcohol level of 0.20, and a blood test reportedly indicated about 0.19 — double the legal limit of .08.
She was then escorted to the Santa Barbara Sobering House after the incident, a place where cooperative (but intoxicated) folks go to sober up instead of jail.
"I deeply regret my decision to drive that evening after my designated driver became unavailable," Cat said in a statement to E! News. "I learned a very important lesson from this experience and take full accountability for my actions. This will never happen again."
If you think Cat looks pretty amazing in her mug shot, it's because the photo was taken a full 11 days after her alleged boozy bust-up on June 28.